Akrotiri Bay

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A bay mid-way between Kolofana and Katapola. A small island, Petalidha, lies at its entrance. The bay is open to the NE. With any other weather it is a very safe anchorage. Anchor near the head of the bay in 5-8 m. The bottom is sand with light weed. A tavern is reported here but it looks abandoned.

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Amorgos Hiking Map

Amorgos Hiking Map

Scale: 1:35.000
Edition: June 2009

It is the first map of Amorgos where the island’s entire coastline is mapped.


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Katapola Harbor

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Port

Katapola is the main harbor of Amorgos. It provides good shelter from the meltemi (the Etesians) (the Etesians).

Bavaria 46 Cruiser Economy

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  • Built 2006
  • Length 46.00 ft

Koufonisi Harbor

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Port

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Aegiali or Ayias Annas is the second harbor in Amorgos. It is located near the North end of the island.

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Kalotiri Bay

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Anchorage

This is a rather pleasant anchorage, just 3 nM West of Aegiali, protected from the meltemi by Nikouria Island. There are strong gusts.

Belize 43 Economy

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  • Built 2005
  • Length 43.00 ft

Kato Koufonisi Anchorage

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Anchorage

Hozoviotissa Monastery

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Monastery


The Hozoviotissa Monastery is an 11th century building, known as Virgin Mary. It is believed that its icon arrived on a boat from Palestine.

It is the oldest cafe in Amorgos, operated continuously since 1950. It is located in the main road of Katapola, in front of the harbor.

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Choreutis cafenion (Dancer in Greek) is located in Tholaria village. It is operated more than 50 years and as the current owner (past owner`s son) says, his father was not only kafetzis (coffee maker), but a shoemaker, a butcher and a barber.

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Kallisto Cafe

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Cafe

Kallistro is located in the Chora of Amorgos. It serves a wide range of coffees accompanied with delicious sweets, including homemade ice cream and local sweets.

Gala Beach at Koufonisi

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Beach

On your quest for good beaches in Koufonisia, you can go from Platia Pounda to Pori and continue to a small beach called Gala. Gala means milk in the Greek Language and the beach gets this distinctive name from the frothy waves that one can see in the interior of the caves.

Just 200-300 meters separate the headlamps from the shores of the Italian or otherwise Platia Punta. The trail moves along the coast and goes side by 2-3 small individual 'pools' with pebbles or sand, fringed by rocks, which they prefer mainly nudist.

Pisina beach is exactly what its name implies: a pool (the Greek word for 'pool" is "pisina"). Located on the eastern side of the island, it boasts an amazingly beautiful and naturally carved shape of a round pool.

Pori Beach at Koufonisi

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Beach

Large golden sands north of the island. Previously, as was the farthest from the harbor, was an earthly paradise.

Nikouria Beach

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Beach

The uninhabited Island of Nikouria (4,5 km long) is located straight in front of the „carribean finger“ of Agios Pavlos beach. It is easy to access by a permanent boat shuttle service, starting at 11:00am and closing at around 7:00pm, straight in front of the tavern of Agios Pavlos beach.

Parianos beach is set on the south west coast of Koufonissia and it consists in a large sandy beach naturally protected from the winds as it is in fact the harbor where the small fishing boats are anchored. This place is ideal for families with young children and people who do not like transportations.

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Loutro Beach is not really suitable for swimming. There is a caique repair yard in the bay and the beach is covered with uncomfortable big stones.

A small picturesque harbor and fishing boats moor only excursion boats that carry visitors to the beautiful beaches. Feature attraction is the church of Virgin Mary located on the jetty and is built on ancient ruins.

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Great long sandy beach with turquoise waters. In the end, a small pier, fishing boats moor or scullery doing regularly.

Fanos Beach at Foinikas

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Beach

The beach is located about 1.5 km Fanos east of the country.

The largest beach on the island, ten steps from the village, for those who doesn't want to walk a bit further. Great beach with amazing sand and turquoise waters.

Aegiali is one of the most picturesque beaches on Amorgos and the road that leads to it offers breathtaking views tinted with intense color contrasts. The coast is covered by thin, almost white, sand that blends magically with the deep blue waters and the green color of the surrounding vegetation.

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From the port of the country take the road that goes east and found the Ammos, a small sandy beach with shallow waters that seem to embrace the fishing boats. It is preferred for the shallow waters for families with children.

Levressos is a beautiful beach located 1km from the cove of Aegiali, on the northern side of Amorgos. This is a sandy beach with crystalline water and mostly known as the favorite spot of nudists.

Psili Ammos is located at about 2km from Aegiali, right after Levrossos beach. It boasts a beautiful sandy coast with transparent and clean waters protected from the winds by the steep surrounding cliffs that are also verdant.

Mikri Vlychada beach is found northwest from Tholaria village, on the northern part of Amorgos, and can be accessed in about 30’ walking by the rocky path mostly used by local fishermen. The beach is in fact a small bay with sand and pebbles, totally unorganized, at the mouth of a gorge.

Ammoudi or Kambi Beach

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Beach

Beach Ammoudi is in walking distance from Amorgos Chora and Agia Anna beach and it boasts fine, dark grey pebbles. Ammoudi beach is a favorite spot for nudists as it is pretty secluded as it is often windy and the sea is pretty rough.

Agia Anna Beach

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Beach

Agia Anna Beach is the nearest beach to both Katapola and Hora, and is where The Big Blue was filmed. The beach is actually a series of small pebbly coves strung out along the rocky shoreline, which can get really busy in summer.

Mouros Beach at Kamari

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Beach

Beach Mouros is located at about 15 km south from Amorgos Chora and can be reached through Arkesini village, by an asphalt road for 2 km up to the parking space and then 10’ walk through a path, that leads to the beach. The coast is beautiful with pebbles and unique turquoise waters, spread along with imposing rocks, while it is totally not organized, apart from a small tavern just above the beach.

Kalotaritissa Beach

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Beach

Kalotaritissa is a sandy bay, protected by winds, found on the southernmost spot of Amorgos. A sandy beach with transparent, clean waters, Kalotaritissa is a favourite spot for fishermen too so the scenery is completed by the typical, colourful Greek caiques (small fishing boats).

Gramvoussa Beach

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Beach

Behind the bay of Kalotiratissa we find the small isle of Gramvoussa where there is a nice beach with sand, cobbles and crystal clear water. This beach can be reached from the port of Katapola or from the beach of Kalotiratissa using the “beach-taxi” service.

It is 20 km far from Chora. After passing the crossroad to the beach of Kalotiratissa, 2 Km past the village of Kalofana, the road ends at the Ayia Paraskevi church.

Beach Kato Kampos is located on the south of Amorgos, very near Kalophana village. It consists of a small, scenic bay with sand and pebbles and clean, shallow waters.

Agioi Saranta is located very near Katapola, going leftwards. The beach is sandy with clean and cool waters but also deep so swimming here requires extra caution.

Foinikes is a remote beach in a walking distance from the port of Katapola. Totally secluded and surrounded by wild cliffs, Foinikes has clean water and no tourist facilities at all.

Katapola Beach

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Beach

Katapola beach is situated nearby harbour. The harbour at Katapola is one of the finest natural harbours in the Aegean Sea and the Cycladic region.

Maltezi Beach at Nera

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Beach

Beach Maltezi is situated northwest to Katapola port. It is a sandy beach and by all standards the most picturesque on Amorgos Island.

Sandy beach on the left side of the harbor of Katapola you can go by boat or by boat from the port Katapola. The beach is not organized.

Sea Caves at Koufonisi

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Cave

It is a complex of many small caves accessible only by boat. The most gorgeous ones are Gala, Pisina and Mati tou Diavolou (the eye of the devil).

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